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  1. pulser_g2

    Post [8.x] Omni for Oneplus 3(t)

    The reason you can't get a "yes/no" answer on VoLTE is because the implementation at present by carriers and OEMs is flaky and overly complex. You need about 10 different things to all be in place, and working, with the stars aligned, before it works. In future, this should be a bit better, as...
  2. pulser_g2

    Post LineageOS for microG

    Sounds like the LineageOS backup script is still being invoked during the flash - it would preserve the gapps. One approach would be to disable this script on this version of the ROM, but there's potential for this to break other things (I don't know any examples) if anyone's use case used the...
  3. pulser_g2

    Post LineageOS bundled with microG

    It works fine on the OnePlus 3T.
  4. pulser_g2

    Post Paranoid Android 7.3.1 - AOSPA - OnePlus 3(T)

    Similar, although you don't typically use trickle charging on Lipos - trickle charging will degrade the cells as it's keeping a voltage across them while fully charged if I recall my battery chemistry correctly. Trickle charging is how you keep a NiCd or NiMh battery full when sitting on the...
  5. pulser_g2

    Post Paranoid Android 7.3.1 - AOSPA - OnePlus 3(T)

    Something to keep in mind here. I'm not an expert on the battery technology and associated drivers, but in the past some devices have used "ripple charging". I've seen a few behaviours which might point towards this being in use. Essentially under ripple charging the phone will charge to full...
  6. pulser_g2

    Post Paranoid Android 7.3.1 - AOSPA - OnePlus 3(T)

    Sure, drop me a PM - happy to test it out. Yep it is strange, but VoLTE/VoWiFi/IMS are pretty strange. My network isn't "officially" supported as they think VoLTE/VoWiFi should be "exclusive" to people who buy overpriced phones directly from them, but VoLTE worked totally fine on OOS.
  7. pulser_g2

    Post Paranoid Android 7.3.1 - AOSPA - OnePlus 3(T)

    Unable to get VoLTE/VoWiFi working here - VoLTE was working fine on latest release version of OOS. Looking at logs, this stood out: E PackageManager: updateAllSharedLibrariesLPw failed: Package org.codeaurora.ims requires unavailable shared library com.qti.vzw.ims.internal; failing! The two...
  8. pulser_g2

    Post Paranoid Android 7.3.1 - AOSPA - OnePlus 3(T)

    The idle drain is most likely unrelated to this - I see the slightly higher than expected drain when WiFi is off. Connections don't drop over 4G though, so it seems to be an issue only affecting WiFi right now. This might cause its own increase in drain though if apps are having to wake to...
  9. pulser_g2

    Post Paranoid Android 7.3.1 - AOSPA - OnePlus 3(T)

    I have noticed that TCP connections over WiFi seem to drop very shortly after the screen goes off. This happens even with doze (battery optimization) disabled for the app in question. It doesn't appear to happen when plugged in to charge. Not sure if this might be what you're seeing?
  10. pulser_g2

    Post SuperSU and CCMT - clarifying privacy questions

    I would rather stay neutral on the matter (as with most things), and since I'm not aware of the situation (don't spend as much time on here following the news as I used to), I don't feel in a position to discuss or speculate. I'd be tempted to mention Hanlon's Razor, but as I say I haven't...
  11. pulser_g2

    Post SuperSU and CCMT - clarifying privacy questions

    Recognized titles are not based upon arbitrary criteria - your title is based on your achievements and contributions, not whether you agree with people or not. I wrote an article on the portal discussing the merits of open source in superuser apps. I don't think there's a massive conspiracy...
  12. pulser_g2

    Post [APP][6.0+] NetGuard - No-root firewall

    Indeed. That's how I do it personally. But it might be nice for end users to throw it into a button. It seems many users have issues with some hosts not being block, and having a union of several hosts files might help them.
  13. pulser_g2

    Post [APP][6.0+] NetGuard - No-root firewall

    If you have certain hosts getting through, this usually means you need to add them to your block list. One of the biggest limitations of any solution is the database of what to block. I don't know how alternative apps work, but I don't think they do any more than NetGuard. With NetGuard you...
  14. pulser_g2

    Post Packet Capture

    It should work for packets both inbound and outbound. I'll test this shortly. It is indeed a paid feature, but the application is still fully open source on Github.
  15. pulser_g2

    Post [APP][6.0+] NetGuard - No-root firewall

    This sounds like expected behaviour. You need to grant the app permission to use the internet - NetGuard has several purposes. It works as a firewall to keep certain apps offline. It also works as a way to save and control data use. Finally it works as a filter for certain hosts. You have...
  16. pulser_g2

    Post System signing keys

    Yes, it can install apps without prompting the user (that's how Google play do it I believe). You don't need to use the shell commands for this though - you can call the internal APIs when you are signature or system. Check the source for ideas of how to do it. For example the settings app is...
  17. pulser_g2

    Post What am I looking at? I've found about 7 explanations but nothing clear

    Looks like the output of netstat. These are internal socket-based connections, rather than TCP or UDP (network-based) connections.
  18. pulser_g2

    Post System signing keys

    Not strictly "root" permissions. It has access to "system" and "signatureOrSystem" permissions, which are the highest Android permissions available. They shouldn't be able to violate the Android sandbox however (i.e. read data from other apps etc), but will have access to do many privileged...
  19. pulser_g2

    Post Xiaomi firmware has multiple backdoors

    NetGuard (http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/app-netguard-root-firewall-t3233012) is an open-source, no-root firewall. It's currently the best way to take control of what apps can get online. It works against system apps too, since it uses the VPN API.
  20. pulser_g2

    Post Packet Capture

    This is a feature of NetGuard, which also uses the VPN API. It's open source (https://github.com/m66b/NetGuard) under the PCAP functionality. As a bonus, the dev is active on XDA - http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/app-netguard-root-firewall-t3233012
  21. pulser_g2

    Post [RANT] Google's new ADM problem, password changing blocked.

    The reason this is blocked is because the remote lock feature also changes your lockscreen code (and therefore device encryption key). It means a device that is otherwise locked can be accessed via various kinds of social engineering attacks. Imagine a corporate device is stolen. The thief gets...
  22. pulser_g2

    Post [APP][6.0+] NetGuard - No-root firewall

    Android N (Developer Preview 4, at least) features a new, always-on VPN feature. Always-On VPN was previously only available for system-type VPNs, meaning it was not available for NetGuard, which uses the VPN API. Starting with the next alpha (which M66B is kindly uploading), the always-on VPN...
  23. pulser_g2

    Post [All XDA Members] Requests to Moderators and Admins

    Sorry, no idea what any of this was about - if you want me to look at something, please send me a pm and explain what happened from the start. I got lost in the explanation but saw something about plugging into a charger, but I can't figure out what you're asking and showing in the images.
  24. pulser_g2

    Post [All XDA Members] Requests to Moderators and Admins

    Have you tried xda labs? (it's available from a sticky in this forum) That uses a new API and seems more reliable.
  25. pulser_g2

    Post [APP][5.1+] AdClear: Non-Root Full-Version Ad Blocker

    Anyone thinking about installing this should read the privacy policy over very carefully, and take a long hard think about it. If you let this app routes your traffic to their servers, they can intercept all your traffic. If you then install their CA certificate to block ads in https sites...
  26. pulser_g2

    Post CyanogenMod 13 for Galaxy S6

    Don't come here to act entitled or expect someone else to do things for you. If camera is that important to you, perhaps take a look at it yourself, or sponsor a team of developers to do so? Remember XDA Is about development. Not about asking others to develop for you.
  27. pulser_g2

    Post [OFFICIAL XDA][BETA][MAR 19]XDA Labs: Forum App + App Installer + Xposed Repo

    No automatic updates are done in Labs right now - you always get to choose if and when you want to update. I've had 4 updates sitting for a while now, and I had to go and manually approve the update to happen.
  28. pulser_g2

    Post [APP][6.0+] NetGuard - No-root firewall

    No - it only is able to block an app entirely. There is currently no granularity in the rules, since they are per-app. If an app only uses the internet for adverts then just block it, and the ads will be blocked too. If it uses the internet, and you allow it, then adverts will get through.
  29. pulser_g2

    Post [APP][6.0+] NetGuard - No-root firewall

    This is very interesting here - I didn't find this the case. I tested it out by blocking almost everything, and then trying to tether my device. It wasn't possible to do wireless tethering (which is a system function), with NetGuard enabled. In my "data usage" screen, I don't see any apps...
  30. pulser_g2

    Post NoRoot Firewall privacy concerns, manipulation possible?

    NetGuard is open source and very easily audited or checked - no Internet access itself. It isn't as granular as other firewalls, but it has no battery drain, since the VPN service is only used for sinkholing traffic. So for now it's an all or nothing way to block an individual app from network...
  31. pulser_g2

    Post Root now available!

    I have re-opened this thread, because the linked thread isn't the same - this isn't a duplicate. "4. How To Root Your Stock Rom This section will be revisited when more information is available." This thread presents something new.
  32. pulser_g2

    Post [APP][6.0+] NetGuard - No-root firewall

    Not on a granular, per-app basis, at least right now. NetGuard for Android works by creating a VPN service at system level. Based on your choices in the allow/deny screen, NetGuard will set up VPN rules for which apps are forced through the "VPN". The "VPN" isn't a real VPN; rather, it just...
  33. pulser_g2

    Post [APP][6.0+] NetGuard - No-root firewall

    There's no "best" - this is subjective. You have a list of apps, and you can choose whether or not to allow an app access to the Internet over WiFi or Mobile data. Whether or not you want to let an app access the Internet is up to you.
  34. pulser_g2

    Post [ROM][5.1.1] OmniRom Official [NIGHTLIES]

    The bringup for L took a while, due to there being very few people willing to actively develop and bring up their devices. During this time, the time was spent ensuring there's a rock-solid base for qcom devices. Features can be ported forwards - patches encouraged on gerrit. More developers...
  35. pulser_g2

    Post [INFO/REF] Updates and Versions

    It's still 5.0.2 - build.prop at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=61103417&postcount=2
  36. pulser_g2

    Post [STOCK][D6503] Stock 23.2.A.1.62-T-Mobile

    Had a look - it's still a 5.0.2 build unfortunately. Build.prop in case anyone is interested (this was the T-Mobile DE one). Interestingly, it's a build from April 20th, yet it's taken until now to actually make its way out, despite not being a particularly major version bump. ##### Merging of...
  37. pulser_g2

    Post [APP][4.0+] Andrognito 3 - Hide Files, Photos, Videos Easily & Securely in Android

    I saw this on the portal, and figured it was worth a look at, since it's claiming to be secure, and is closed source... Closed source security software is always something you should be very skeptical of, due to Kerchoff's Principle. It basically states that a cryptosystem should be secure, even...
  38. pulser_g2

    Post OmniROM 5.0.x

    I am aware there are a lot of outstanding patches for the Note 2 needing merged to get it working in the main tree. This is something we're very keen to resolve, but right now I'm trying to find someone willing to maintain the device, and look at getting the patches reviewed. Perhaps anyone...
  39. pulser_g2

    Post Cyngn, OnePlus, Micromax - The Legal Battle (Portal thread comments)

    Exactly. Pretty much anyone who knows me is aware I'm not "anti commercial". I work ethically with everyone, and help make connections between companies. When one customer (let's call them Y) asks for something I don't feel I can provide, I'll tell them, "hey, that's not something I'd be keen to...
  40. pulser_g2

    Post Cyngn, OnePlus, Micromax - The Legal Battle (Portal thread comments)

    Yes, "unusual" was an intentional understatement :) I'd much rather have a backlog of code under review, than have code being railroaded through without any proper review. A backlog can be solved by having more contributors testing out patches and flagging they're tested. A codebase of rapid...
  41. pulser_g2

    Post Cyngn, OnePlus, Micromax - The Legal Battle (Portal thread comments)

    Just to re-assure you that omni doesn't have any plans to become a company. One of the safeguards against that is to have 2 of the key people from the Focal situation on the core team. I don't understand the point in taking a community project, and turning it into a VC-funded start-up like...
  42. pulser_g2

    Post Cyngn, OnePlus, Micromax - The Legal Battle (Portal thread comments)

    As a new company to the market I would be much more concerned with getting a reputation as professionals who worked closely with partners and were honest and upfront in my dealings with everyone. Small companies become big by working well with their first customers and letting the good word...
  43. pulser_g2

    Post Cyngn, OnePlus, Micromax - The Legal Battle (Portal thread comments)

    I am not convinced 1+ broke their side of any contract here to be honest. At least from what I have seen (including what the judge said), 1+ would be able to seek redress in a Californian court for Cyngn breaking their side of the deal. (well, he said as close to that as a judge in another...
  44. pulser_g2

    Post Cyngn, OnePlus, Micromax - The Legal Battle (Portal thread comments)

    From what Kirk said ("Carl. We will be terminating our relationship with one plus. I will get back to you with more details shortly."), there might well be issues. Nobody knows, but that kind of message seems rather like CM are ending working with 1+. It is rather unusual though - you don't...
  45. pulser_g2

    Post Cyngn, OnePlus, Micromax - The Legal Battle (Portal thread comments)

    Well spotted, I had already rectified this in the article and marked it as a correction, then I saw this comment. You are correct in that the exclusivity on integration assistance was a 30 day deal.
  46. pulser_g2

    Thread Cyngn, OnePlus, Micromax - The Legal Battle (Portal thread comments)

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  47. pulser_g2

    Post [TOOL][CyboLabs] Open Bump! Sign your boot images by yourself!

    I think you'll find LG's security team did care,and are patching it in the next set of builds. If they were going to indeed "in-house" it, they would have put every user at risk of these "signed" images. They will much more likely offer bootloader unlocks for devices, rather than allowing anyone...
  48. pulser_g2

    Post [TOOL][CyboLabs] Open Bump! Sign your boot images by yourself!

    Anti roll-back is separate entirely though. Sony don't implement downgrade protection on their devices, and they know fine well that everyone downgrades their devices :p And yes, I've talked to them about it. Their bootloaders are locked (with the ability to unlock via token). There are...
  49. pulser_g2

    Post [TOOL][CyboLabs] Open Bump! Sign your boot images by yourself!

    I am quite surprised at how many ordinarily sensible people there are here, who seem to have a genuine belief that LG didn't know about this, and couldn't have fixed it. That's ridiculously naive, unfortunately. Maybe the people you spoke to didn't know or care, but I am fairly sure that the LG...